Elon Musk Visits with German Leaders in Charge of Gigafactory Berlin Site

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Jörg Steinbach, Minister for Economics, Labor and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, Germany, where the electric vehicle company’s Gigafactory is currently being constructed.

According to a tweet from Steinbach on Wednesday evening, he said, “Very relaxed evening meeting with @elonmusk, [Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke], co-workers on both sides and myself. In an atmosphere of mutual trust we discussed the remaining tasks. Thanks to you and your great family for this visit, Elon!”

On Friday, Angela Merkel’s conservative successor, Armin Laschet, is set to visit Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, as part of an election campaign stop, reports Reuters.

Tesla said it hopes to start productions at its Gigafactory in Berlin in late 2021, although Brandenburg’s environmental agency has still yet to approve the site.

In response to a Teslarati story regarding the declining public opposition to Giga Berlin, Musk tweeted in response, “It’s gonna be awesome.”

Earlier this week, we saw the first media camera crew visit Tesla’s Gigfactory in Berlin, sharing a first look inside the factory.